Center for Family Strengthening is dedicated to strengthening families through education and advocacy. The center partners with family support organizations in San Luis Obispo County to provide resources to families in need, protect children from abuse and neglect, and ensure that strong families are a community priority.

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  • 2019 Children’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

    Please join us for the 1st Annual Children's Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony in San Luis Obispo County. The Department of Social Services in collaboration with the California Office of Child… Read more…

  • 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Academy

    Please join Center for Family Strengthening and Cuesta College Early Childhood Education for the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy. We gather every April in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month to… Read more…

  • Give Children Affected by Trauma a Chance to Thrive

    Martha's Place Gives Children who Suffer from Prenatal Substance Exposure and Early Childhood Trauma a Chance to Thrive and to Reach their Full Potential. A research study known as the… Read more…

  • Promotores Collaborative Program Successes!

        The County of San Luis Obispo Preventive Health Grant sponsors the professional coordination services required for a high functioning Promotores Collaborative. Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) provides leadership development and… Read more…

  • CFS Promotes Staff Member

    Center for Family Strengthening promotes Erica Ruvalcaba-Heredia to Director of Promotores Collaborative. “We are thrilled with Erica’s accomplishments in driving the growth and success of Promotores Collaborative,” said Lisa Fraser,… Read more…

Promotores Collaborative

 CONTACT US!

805-305.4575 or erica@cfsslo.org

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MISSION
: To build, foster, and support a network of Promotores throughout San Luis Obispo County by providing training, emotional support, and materials  to empower a healthier community. 

VISION: We envision sustainable, diverse, comprehensive and equal access to healthcare and services among all our members of our community.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES: 

  • All people have a right to equal access to health services.
  • Healthy communities utilize culturally and linguistically compatible tools, resources, and information to make informed, autonomous decisions about their health and wellness.
  • Linguistic and cultural sensitivity throughout the health care system promote equality among diverse community members. 
  • Empowerment is key to sustainably supporting healthy communities.
  • Collaboration and alliance building are essential in breaking down barriers to healthy living.

The goal of the Promotores Collaborative:

To develop a sustainable, diverse, and comprehensive culture that promotes equal access to community resources and services among all members of the Hispanic community in San Luis Obispo County. 

In order to do so, we must ensure that the basic needs of all San Luis Obispo County residents are met.  Access to inclusive and wide-ranging resource options is a fundamental component to sustaining a truly healthy community; without it, we cannot begin to tackle the countless health issues that disproportionately affect the most vulnerable of our community. 

After completing 40 hours of training, the Promotores are provided with the tools needed to work as advocates, change agents, and partners with local agencies for positive change.

Promotores have made a huge difference in our County. They are able to keep the Spanish speaking community engaged and help them find the services they need. They have made us a more united community as well as a community that works for everyone.” ~ Marci Powers, Coordinator, SLO County Anti-Gang Commission

   “Serving all regions of San Luis Obispo County to create a healthier community.”

For more information about the Promotores Collaborative and how to utilize the services provided, please contact the Promotores Collaborative Director, Erica Ruvalcaba-Heredia at erica@cfsslo.org or 805-305.4575.

 

The first graduating class of promotores from South San Luis Obispo County in June 2013.

 

Thank you to our sponsors of the

Promotores Collaborative of San Luis Obispo County:

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